Report: Running Back Has Slight Tear in Knee

Jun 5, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) makes a catch during a practice drill at Gillette stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead who is due to have a huge role this coming season with the departure of Dion Lewis, reportedly has a slight tear in his knee.

The Athletic’s Jeff Howe tweeted the reassuring news however that the injury itself is minor and something the running back can play through.

Burkhead dealt with a patella sprain which kept him sidelined four games last season but this injury has nothing to do with that past ailment.

The Patriots take on the Carolina Panthers in their third preseason game next Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST.

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